Recent Submissions

  • Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 21, Winter 1999 

    Atkey, Susan; Belland, Jana; Rowsell, Lorna V; Strickland, Melanie (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    The editors of, this volume, Susan Atkey, Jana Belland, Melanie Strickland and Lorna Rowsell are pleased to present the twenty-first issue of the Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics published by the department of ...
  • Infant bilingualism and the Pro-drop parameter 

    Andrews, Ellen (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    No research has been done to assess the occurrence of null and overt subjects in young bilinguals simultaneously acquiring a [+pro-drop] and a [-pro-drop] language. Previous research indicates that monolinguals set the ...
  • Multiple wh-movement and superiority effects in Czech 

    Atkey, Susan (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    This paper examines multiple wh-movement in Czech. Rudin (1988) argues that Czech is a [-Multiply Filled Spec, CP] language in which only one wh-word appears in Spec,CP while the rest are IP-adjoined. It is argued that ...
  • Split INFL and the acquisition of Neg and Aux 

    Hanson, Rebecca (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    Because child language is human language, it is important that proposed linguistic theories be able to account equally well for both child and adult speech. This paper examines a model of split-INFL, which was proposed for ...
  • What's all the fuss about 16 words? A new approach to Holtzman's Law* 

    Smith, Laura Catharine (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    This paper provides a unified analysis for Holtzmann's Law or the Germanic Verscharfung (hereafter, GV). This Germanic phenomenon is usually described as the strengthening of the PIE glides +i and +u to Gothic <ddj> and ...
  • Chickens and eggs: the undying issue of the primacy of r/l or z/š in Altaic historical linguistics 

    Therien, Tania L (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    For the better part of this century, the Turkic language family has posed some difficulties for both typological and historical linguistics. The pivotal issue lies with four modern Turkic phonemes /r, l, z, š/ and their ...
  • Event structure and syntax: German* 

    Wilhelm, Andrea (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1999-01)
    This paper deals with the role of the lexicon versus the syntax in event structure by examining particle verb formation in German. There are two types of particles in German: Delimiting particles, which derive accomplishments ...